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A woman with short blonde hair smiling, standing in front of a bookshelf. text invites to a virtual reading event with christie bounsall, featuring a whimsical drawing of an owl and flowers.

Join us for an exciting readalong with children’s author and illustrator Christie Bounsall on Saturday 28th June at 10 am. This will be an exclusive sneak peek of her unreleased new book ‘Rebecca the Woodpecker.

The book tells the tale of a rhyming woodpecker who desperately wants to learn to fly to fit in with those around her. The story is intertwined with wonderful themes of empathy, compassion, and teamwork for your little one will learn all about how working together makes a positive difference!

About Christie:

Christie Bounsall loves to write and illustrate stories about quirky, unconventional creatures. Whilst at university she focused on editorial illustration and developed a style of working which combined wobbly pen drawings with tactile and painterly textures, in digital and mixed-media collages.

So far, she has written six children’s stories, two of which, ‘Rebecca the Woodpecker’ and ‘It’s Not Tokay’, she has completed the artwork for. Currently she is developing illustrations for her third picture book, ‘The Weavin’ Vegan’. While all her stories are very different, there is a strong underlying theme of courage and eccentricity that is prevalent in all her leading characters.

Christie hopes her books can inspire everyone to embrace their weirdness and show it to the world fearlessly like the creatures in her stories do.

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